CALGARY, CANADA - OCTOBER 22: Matt Stajan #18 of the Calgary Flames skates against Niclas Bergfors #18 and Ryan Suter #20 of the Nashville Predators on October 22, 2011 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)
The old saying in hockey is 'weather the storm.' I put the notion in their heads that we don't want to weather the storm, we want to push just as hard and matched their work ethic. I thought our guys exceeded that in the first period.
— Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins after their loss to the Nashville Predators on Thursday